Fewer smaller .Net DLLs vs less large DLLs

Generally speaking it is better to have less large DLLs versus many smaller DLLs for the following reasons: Hard Disk time:  Loading 100 dlls will almost always take longer than a single large DLL.   DLLs are physically scattered across the disk.  Latency etc come into play on the initial load times. Memory Usage: A single…

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Visual Studio and .Net Tutorials and Training Videos

A friend asked about some sites to learn about Visual Studio and programming.   There is a lot of great free resources out there.   I created an article with a starting list to help.  Feel free to comment and suggest the “best” free sites out there. Visual Studio and .Net Tutorials and Training Videos

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Visual Studio Tutorials and Training Videos

A friend asked about some sites to learn about Visual Studio and programming.   There is a lot of great free resources out there.   Here is a starting list to help.  Feel free to comment and suggest the “best” free sites out there. Microsoft Official Visual C# Developer Center http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/aa336766.aspx  Microsoft Official ASP.Net Tutorials: http://www.asp.net/learn Microsoft Offical .Net…

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Steps to add Developer Tools to Send To folder

Steps to add programs to Send to folder Navigate to your SendTo folder (Windows XP location is C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\SendTo and just replace {user} with your login user name) Right click select New/Shortcut to add a shortcut Type in the location of the program to send the file to then click Next Notepad is “%windir%\notepad.exe”…

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TFS Extras Article Created

Started a article that will contain lots of free/commerical add-ons and website articles for TFS.   Enjoy the first edition: http://blogs.msdn.com/mab/pages/team-foundation-server-extras.aspx

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Team Foundation Server Extras

TFS is one of the greatest development productivity tools I have seen in a long time from Microsoft.   The community around TFS is just amazing.   I enjoy being a part of that everyday as a Microsoft VSTS Ranger.  This article is a to begin to capture some of the great free/commercial products and websites articles…

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Free Telerik TFS Manager and Dashboard

As a Microsoft VSTS ranger, I come across some interesting TFS add-ons on occasion.   The recently introduced Free Telerik TFS Manager and Dashboard tool seems impressive.  Most of the features enhance SCRUM/Agile methodology shops but can be used for any methodology. Main Pagehttp://www.telerik.com/products/tfsmanager-and-tfsdashboard/tfs-work-item-manager-features.aspx Features Work Item grid filtering, grouping, and aggregation Area and Iteration filtering…

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How to close window (self) without prompting in IE6 and IE7

ScenarioWeb application wants to pop-up a window as a certain size, chromeless, etc.  However doesn’t want to have the opening (parent) window show.  Common usages are launching from shortcut or an application. SolutionIn the “parent” page that launches the popup.   Put the following code to close your(self) in javascript:  var self2 = window.open(“”, “_self”); self2.focus();…

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How to autoresize parent frame height from child frame

ScenarioA parent document contains a frame that loads a file which content is dynamic and you want the frame to not scroll and autosize the height of the frame. Solutionfunction autoResizeParent() { // if no parent don’t attempt to changeif (parent != null) { var frameList = parent.document.body.getElementsByTagName(“iframe”); // is there any frames? if (frameList…

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How to access SQL Server on Windows through a secure connection from Perl on Linux

Scenario Have some perl code that wants to access Microsoft SQL Server 2005.   The SQL Server is configured to only allow SSL connections for security reasons. Solution  Here are the parts you will need: Perl on Linux (given) DBI … http://dbi.perl.org/ Unix ODBC (or equivalent like iODBC) … http://www.unixodbc.org/ FreeTDS (or equivalent ODBC driver) ……

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